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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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Gabapentin Gel. or other topical creams

Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am by Rosie21

Hi I have been suffering for some years with this abominable pain. I have tried most of the systemic drugs , I asked specialists and Doctors if I could at least try a topical treatment but because this requires a special prescription have been refused Has anybody had a chance of trying these? Thank you I will try to put a link on to some of the research into Gabapentin Gel. Thanks.

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What has been helping ME (much less pain over time!!)

Wed May 16, 2018 3:43 am by leoscc

Hello everyone! I vanished for quite some time as my life became consumed by not only this but other daily responsibilities as well. Shortly after my diagnosis, my boyfriend f 3 years left me as he did not want to deal with this. It left me broken for a while but also gave me time to figure out what the heck was going on. So, I will write out a quick list of my symptoms and what helped me.

1. I …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured

Hi,

Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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Condoms Less Painful?

Mon May 07, 2018 3:35 am by stillinpain

I'm just curious, has anyone found using condoms to be less abrasive to the skin than without? I just got off birth control and haven't stretched myself out enough post surgery to try sex yet, but when I do I am wondering how trying it with condoms with affect the sensation. I feel like for me the skin to skin sensation creates pain, not just at my entrance but internally, too, since I also have …

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Will there be an end?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:06 am by Krista2828

I go in and out of being okay and not being okay with this condition. I question often why me? I am a problem solver by nature and I feel so defeated that after tons of research and trial and error and doctors and tears that there still is no answer.

I am in my 20's.. it shouldn't be this way.

Id love to know what all has worked! I am willing to try anything to get my life back. I am curious …

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you can be healed so easy and quite fast.

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:46 pm by pussycat

Hello everyone,
i am new to this forum. I wanted to share my personal "journey" with V with you and to give you a real hope you can be totally healed/recovered from V. Many years ago i was struck with V, it was painful and got worst and worst, eventually i could not sit, could not stand, could not walk, could not swim in a swimming pool anymore. I was becoming bedridden, it frightened …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Post  lavrose on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:54 pm

Getting better slowly but surely. Been able to have sex a few times a week, for about a year now. Ive been using Boric acid suppositories, 2 caps inserted in the vag morning and evening and for a while (about 2 months) yeast arrest suppositories along with them twice a day, now Im using carlsons Vitamin e suppositories with the boric acid. The only downside is, its messy, especially during sex, and its embarrassing, because, he has this powder all over him after, and its greasy and overly wet, so sometimes he cant really get friction..which sux, lol, but I feel extremely normal and comfortable "down there" when I am using them. If I go a day or 2 without them, symptoms come back, and Im extremely uncomfortable again.
However..my periods used to feel uncomfortable (for the last 3 years) since Ive had this burning vagina thing, but in the last 3 months or so, they almost feel normal again, so I think these suppositories might cure me one day, who knows..I do feel good, and am able to have sex while they are in, and live a normal life without feeling awful, so I never miss a day. Morning and evening. I still cry and get depressed cuz I have to wear pads also( been wearing cotton menstrual pads) to catch the excess discharge, ( so embarrassing), just everyday, its wet, and will soil your pants, so wear cotton pads.
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Post  julesmp on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:01 pm

It's so great that you are doing better! It sucks having to do all of those things but any progress is wonderful. What do you think helps the most?

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Boric acid

Post  lavrose on Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:14 pm

Well, recently I came off the yeast arrest and sex feels better, cuz that "grease" factor isn't there, and can get some friction. Hes used to the Boric acid powder thing by now, after, and sex is actually great!

Prolly Boric acid..but the key for me was using 2 00 gelcaps twice a day, instead of 1 00 gelcap inserted twice a day, which is what I started out with, and altho I felt a whole lot better, I really felt great and can even do marathon sex even nowadays, with 2 Boric Acid up in there, haha!
Another important thing is, it gave me my life back to wear im not irritated at my daughter and feeling constantly uncomfortable, and just lying in bed, I feel normal all day, and can sleep thru the night without that awful feeling in my crotch, that I lived with for so many years. When I first started on the boric acid, it kinda dried me out and burned me a bit, but it felt better than the Vulvodynia, so I trecked on and I seemed to get used to it. Then I started the yeast arrest and things felt even better, and moisterized as there is cocoa butter and vitamin E in the suppositories. Then that seemed to burn me too a bit after a while, so then I started up the Vitamin E suppositories (find them on Amazon), and that was better. When I started on 2, twice a day, it didn't hurt me, and everything just felt so much better, except Im wet and disgusting sometimes, like Im having my period,lol. I take 2 showers a day. .
I used to do essential oils, and concoted all sorts of things together to put in my vag, like a mad scientist over the years, and so far, this has been the best combination for me.
Ive recently started on Sachomycis Boulardii, and Caprilic Acid and Im also gonna start up on a product called Parastroy, I heard a couple people got rid of their yeast and fungus infections after using this product. (yeast starts in the intestines) You can get all these things on Vitacost.
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Post  tinkerbelle2 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:26 am

Will try this! X
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I"m confused :(

Post  hondachick96 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:58 pm

Hello! I was reading your post and suddenly felt that there may be a little hope...I've been dealing with this for almost a year now. It's frustrating because I don't know what to do. I want to make sure that I'm understanding what you're saying. Did you have a constant yeast infection or actual Vulvadynia? I have never heard of the suppositories that you are referring to. Do you use them for the yeast infection or for the Vulvadynia symptoms? Sorry, I know I am asking a lot of questions...just want to make sure that I'm understanding and want to try anything!! Glad this is working for you because this really sucks!!

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Post  lavrose on Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:57 pm

It started with a yeast infection that was very stubborn when I lost my virginity. I did monistat and it did not help at all. Then I went to the doctor and did a few rounds of diflucan, and they said I was clear of yeast, but I still had some pain, itching. A few years after that , and multiple rounds of medications and sometimes negative, sometimes positive yeast results, they diagnosed me with Vulvodynia. Ive had these problems all my life, but Ive learned now, that sometimes its not always a yeast infection, it might be BV, ( a bacterial infection) You might have an infection that doesn't show up in tests (yeast or BV), doctors are not always right, you should, trust your body, if you know somethings not right, SOMETHINGS NOT RIGHT. The V meds do nothing but drug you and cover up the symptoms. Also, I learned about Candida, and yeast in the gut, caused by improper diet lacking probiotics foods such as yogurt, kefir, and sourkrout, and OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS. Ive had tons of antibiotics thruout my life since childhood, for acne, etc, etc.
antibiotics kill good bacteria in the gut and cause yeast and other bacteria to flourish.
Poor nutrition is another factor.
Antibiotic and antifungal resistance is another factor! (why aren't these medications working??)
Doctors not caring.
Exploring homeopathic medicine, etc. You have to put something RIGHT IN THE VAG TO DESTROY THE BAD BACTERIA... That's causing your problem.
Also, the VAG is a warm, dark place, that has strange things inserted into it fairly frequently, sometimes not under the most clean conditons (sex on the bathroom floor, dirty fingers, etc) it stands to reason, women can get BV pretty easily, and if you don't have the proper vaginal healthy flora to ward it off, you can get sick.
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:40 pm

Did you know that its possible to over indulge in "good bacteria" and that can also cause pain? If you take in too many probiotics they can wind up hurting you too- be careful! Its a happy medium. But I have new found love for sauerkraut haha..

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Post  lavrose on Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:56 pm

Just google Boric Acid and chronic yeast or bv infections, and youll find a lot of information on there. I felt better after the first day using it, (just one capsule at night) is how I started. Midwives prescribe it and you can even have it compounded for you at certain pharm-
It makes sex possible, and after long term use, has cured some people of their problems..
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Post  Delilah1 on Mon May 05, 2014 8:37 pm

That's wonderful Lavrose! So glad you are feeling better! Thanks for sharing your good news.
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